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March 27, 2015

N.J. Opt-Out Bill Gets Unanimous, Bipartisan Support in One Chamber

New Jersey school districts would be required to provide students who opt out of standardized testing an "educationally appropriate ungraded" activity under proposed legislature.

March 27, 2015

Study Says Some New Orleans Principals Cherry-Picked Students

Other New Orleans public school principals responded to competitive pressure by improving academic programs or opening new schools.

March 20, 2015

Parent Advisory Council Members in Conn. Sue Local Superintendent, Board

Some parents claim Bridgeport school district leaders are trying to silence their criticism by removing them from their District Parent Advisory Council posts.

March 20, 2015

Complex Special Education Language Confounds Parents

A recent study found that special education language has gotten harder to understand, leaving many parents in the dark.

March 20, 2015

Advocates Seek to Broaden California Parent-Trigger Law's Reach

In most of the seven states that have such a law, parents are reluctant to use it to transform failing schools, but California advocates forge ahead.

March 19, 2015

Alabama Lawmakers Pass Charter School Bill

The Black Alliance for Educational Options calls Alabama's charter school legislation a "victory" for parents and community members.

March 06, 2015

Family Engagement in Education Act Reintroduced in Congress

Federal lawmakers reintroduce legislation in Congress that would increase the percentage of Title 1 funds dedicated to family-engagement efforts.

March 06, 2015

Florida Parent Calls Police to Settle Opt-Out Dispute

Police are called to a Florida school when the principal initially refuses to allow a student to go home while classmates take a standardized test.

February 27, 2015

New Report Details State Testing Opt-Out Laws, Policies

Most state laws and policies offer little clarity for parents regarding their opt-out rights, according to a new Education Commission of the States report.

February 27, 2015

National PTA Taps New Executive Director

The association selects the chief executive officer of the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships as its new executive director.

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